My name is Elise Ferdon (née Keller) and I am an ELL specialist here at Kansas City International Academy. I started my career in 2015 teaching Newcomer English courses at Guadalupe Centers High School. This will be my first year here! I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and Master’s Degree in Education at Truman State University. I’m licensed to teach grades 1-6 and K-12 English as a Second Language. In my spare time you can find me dancing (salsa, cumbia y bachata), playing the piano or guitar, and helping out with a theater program in KCK. I’m excited to join the KCIA community and have a fantastic year with you all!